This started out as a sketch of a pilgrim woman and morphed into something else. Most of the time I start out with one idea and then let my mind go, drawing whatever happens to work with the shadow pattern. When I was finished sketching, I noticed the portrait looks backlit. It reminded of these lines in Romeo and Juliet:
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,